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aim tt, isn. UtttRoft Btm-omo, Or«» AT*., Aitootn, P«. N. 8LMP t* JOHNSTON , President Managing Editor <3T7 SUBSCRIPTION RATES. month (payable'monthly) 3 «nt« 50 cents MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ofti month (In advance) -JO 8UC months (In advance) J3.50 OM year (In advance) $7.00 TELEPHONES: Bell Phone 7171. fh« Altoona Mirror Is a member of the Audit Bureau of circulation and the American Newspaper Publishers' Association «nd Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association. The Altoona Mirror assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertisements but will reprint that part ef an advertisement In which the typographical error occurs. Advertisers will pleate notify the management Immediately of «ny error which may occur. Entered as second class matter at Altoona postofflce. *i AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIRCU- t 1ATION DURING MAY 29,077 FRIDAY, JUNK 6. 1930. A THOUGHT FOB TODAY. The Lord Is merciful nnd grrnoioiis, slow to nnpcr, nnd plenteous In mercy.—Psnlm 103:8. <WEET MERCY is nobility's true ^ badge.—Shakespeare. COMMENCEMENT. S OME OF US USED TO be puzzled In our childhood hours by the singular custom indulged in by the older folks and the school officials of alluding to the closing hour of school life as "commencement." We didn't understand why the end of the school term should be spoken of as the commencement. Before we became very old we were able to comprehend, partially, at least, the real significance of the term. We •were really only getting ready for the educative processes which nature meant to apply to us. We Imagine that all young people come to the final days of their public school life with mingled emotions. For the majority that means the end of what is comprehended by the processes of formal education. Pretty •oon the world takes each succeeding generation in hand, furnishing an education differing vitally from what has been conceived of as education by the boys and girls who are •o soon to take their places in the adult world. For some the result is quite fortunate; for others it is the beginning of disillusion, of sorrow, or of joy quite unknown to childhood. Probably the majority of us are sincerely thankful that we were born In a land where unequalled opportunities are furnished the young. There are certain aspects of American life which are to be deplored. We seem to have a perilously increasing disregard for law and a recklessness which augurs badly for the future. We might well study the situation in England, as contrasted with conditions in the United States, at the present moment and ask ourselves what is likely to be the ultimate fate of any nation whose people seem to be manifesting from year to year a, growing disregard for law and order. Perhaps we have too many laws. Perhaps some of our statutes are vicious; perhaps some are absurd. At all events every really patriotic citizen will give some serious thought to certain ominous signs which are clearly visible upon the national horizon. Lawlessness is one of the moat deadly foes of free government. Where it exists one of two things is certain: Either the laws are vicious or the people's hearts are evil. Only a fool or a traitor will view evidences of national degeneration with indifference. Yet more than one nation has gone blindly and light-heartdly along the steeply descending way that leads to destruction. INTEREST IN POLITICS. W E ARE SUPPOSED to have a government of the people by the people for the people in this prosperous — generally prosperous— country. Universal suffrage prevails awl every man and woman who is actually a citizen is a potential voter and may likewise become an off ice- holder. At the same time it remains true that we have a surprisingly large number of citizens who are vrey poorly qualified for this intelligent and patriotic discharge of the duties of citizenship. Once every lour years considerable Of a «Ur exibts over the existence of a preBidential campaign. Usually considerable excitement spreads over tbe land and the two chief party Wganlzatians of the nation manage to provoke a good deal of more or leu intelligent interest and earnest 4t»cuMloD. Yet it has seemed to the oareful observer of recent nationwide campaigns that the present generation is lur from being at> earnestly interested in the bett things as U« predecessors were. It is l>0bbible that the ubLt-iitie of •jpy really Important io.-uu during ytttJB b&d bud a tendency to frftpttlaf ttl«**»t Ml* to tftalt in th« fhind of the average eltt*Mi a feeling of poftilaf indifference. Although the administration of the affairs of this great nation seems to be a rather important task, requiring for its success patriotism and no inconsiderable amount of practical ability, a good many of Its citizens appear to have conceived the idea that any ambitious and greedy individual will do for the job. Ambition is a dangerous pnssion unless it is accompanied by patriotic love of country and real practical ability. Self-interest is probably a dominating factor In the lives of most persons, whether they be natives of the country or adopted children. Nevertheless, the average resident of a land like the one of which we are all proud to be citizens ought to be wise enough to know that his personal happiness is largely determined by the character and motives of the men and women who shape and administer his government. For that reason every citizen should scrutinize impartially and carefully the character and the record of every person soliciting support and confidence. The truth is, we should be tremendously concerned about the potential character of every person soliciting our support when that person becomes a. candidate for office. If we nre as much concerned for the future prosperity of our country and the happiness of its people as we should be, we will select with the greatest rnution the persons whom we support for positions of trust and responsibility. CONCERNING TARIFFS. T HE PRKSENT CONGRESS has expended a great deal of its more or less valuable time in considering the tariff problem. There is nothing unusual in this. The tariff has ever been a leading question in the estimation of the average American politician. This year, while a great deal of time has been devoted to the completion of the bill now nearlng its passage, there seems to have been comparatively little wrangling and no great amount of public Interest has been manifested. Generally speaking, the Republican party, through its leading representatives, has advocated the imposition of a high tariff on Imports, especially Jthose that are supposed to compete with our home products. The theory of the tariff advocates has been that foreign products that compete with our own creations should pay a tariff that would prevent them becoming dangerous competitors. Wages across seas, are very much lower than those which American workers expect to receive. In the earlier history of our country the Democratic party, which was strongest throughout the south, was the avowed champion of free trade or a very moderate tariff. At the present time both the great parties of the country profess to be interested in maintaining a liberal scale of wages for workers, although the Republican party has been apparently most actively interested in protective "duties. If the country still contains any free traders they are chiefly affiliated with the Democratic party. However, the advocates of protection, although in the majority, seem to Jje somewhat more moderate than formerly. It is expected that the tariff bill which has 'been under the leisurely consideration of congress for some months will have been adopted by both houses and sent to President Hoover by the time this issue of the Altoona Mirror reaches its readers. There is indeed a rumor afloat that President Hoovei' has a mind to veto the bill, .but that seems to be mere rumor. The thing which seems most evident is that there is a great deal of confusion afloat and that almost anything is possible. CONCERNING ILL HEALTH. S ICKNESS USUALLY affects each individual who is unfortunate enough to be its victim in a very personal and particular way. Probably those who are numbered among the unfortunates who "never know a well day," are able to muster a certain degree of content quite superior to that attainable by the neighbor whose periods of illness are very few and far between. One taken down suddenly—perhaps for the first time in his life—is not likely to be as gentle and patient as the invalid who scarcely experiences a really healthy day. There are invalids, too, who experience a great deal of difficulty in sympathizing with their relatives and friends who straightway fall into a state of fright every time their loved ones surrender even temporarily to the assaults of disease. Perhaps these friends are surprised and somewhat alarmed by the new conditions and are completely absorbed in speculation concerning the possible result and their concern is apt to get on the nerves of the invalid. But, after all, if the sick person is what lie ought to be, he will eventually take into consideration all the circumstances surrounding his friends and endeavor to shape his own conduct in accordance with the rules which c.hould govern all well- meaning men and women in their relations to each other. When one is sick one should make allowance for the natural feelings of one's associates. Unfortunately, one seldom does. Ill health is frequently the result of persistent violations of the laws of correct daily living. It is usually the body's warning against continual disobedience to the laws of health. Perhaps all that is needed is immediate and faithful obedience to the admonitions of one's physician ;-i)d patient forbearance with tho nervousnesH and the apprehensions of one'a loving friends. There are times when a brief bpell of ill health seems to be essential to the proper conduct of the daily life. miLYtopics S O MANY PARENTS are afttlous to teach their children self-dependence that It is Interesting. to watch methods, says Olive Roberts Barton, special feature writer for the NEA Service, Inc. It just happens that character building Is one thing and absolute neglect another. For harsh as the term mny be, no other word fits the case of tho child who Is brought up with every luxury and comfort and has every whim gratified and then when he Is grown, Is thrown out of the* nest entirely without help to make his own way just because he has reached maturity. Please read on—for so far probably no one on earth has agreed with me. To throw a chifd on his own, to make him, or her, earn his or her own living without help from home, is considered to be one of the greatest character-strengtheners known. And I do not dispute it. Theoretically, and many times practically, it can be and probably is one of the best ways to bring out the iron and stiffen the backbone of these young people. But I feel like saying, as we say of liberty, "Oh, character, . what crimes can be committed in thy name!" I heard of a man once who let his brother starve to death and the last letter he wrote him was a dissertation in reply to a request for aid, haranguing him on the bad effect it would have on his character. But that is neither here nor there. We are talking about the children. If we are going to adopt the method of allowing children—for young people out of school may be classed as children and are still sen- stively plastic and easily scarred in their souls—if we are going to stand by and see them endure privation, as I saw a boy the other day who couldn't get work, enduring it, while his well-to-do parents waved him good-bye and trotted off to Europe without leaving him so much as a meai ticket, then we should begin , such Spartan training very early in ' life. This boy was the older of two children. They had been brought up with all the pampering and luxury that children could have. Not foolishly, but with a great expenditure of money. Each had his pony. They had a governess. The family had a city and a country home—a steam launch, cars, chauffeurs, servants, everything! The children were never taught to do, without a thing on earth. It was understood that when Jim was through with college they were through with him. He knew it.. He was satisfied. He is satisfied now. But he can't get work, he hasn't a cent, he won't take a penny from his friends. He slept one night in the park and one night in a box-car. His clothes are shabby. He needs food. He helped with gardening for a while, but that's over. He is fitted for a desk Job, but he hasn't clothes to look for one now. But I can't see it. I think it all wrong. If he had been prepared for It, I would endorse it with my whole heart, but he wasn't—and I can't. Why couldn't the family help him a little until he got his start? I know a girl who married at 19, a girl also brought up with everything. She married a; poor boy who lost his job and they have a baby. She is one splendid person but they are struggling in a losing game, and her parents look on placidly, "because it's good for their character!" It is the precipitation, the sudden throwing over the cliff that I resent. Why couldn't the preparation for the fight have been made gradually and intelligently? WHAT-OTHERS SAY The New U. S. Minister. Colonel Hanford MacNider, distinguished war veteran, successful businessman and one who has given of his best in the re-establishment of his comrades of the trenches in civil life is the choice of the United States as a successor to Hon. William Phillips. Colonel MacNider appears to possess all, the requisites for a good minister. Serving his country with distinction on the battlefield he was not content to become a mere money accumulator after the struggle. He made money and made it cleanly, but while engaged in that effort he found time to serve his overseas associates as president of the American Legion and do constructive work for them and his country as assistant secretary of war with President Coolidge. As a businesssman possessing intimate knowledge of the trade problems of the two countries, as a former high official of the United States government and as a man of unusual character and achievement he should prove a worthy successor to his eminent and popular predecessor.—Ottawa Journal, Canada. * • • Some Information. Those leading stocks they write about in market reports must be the ones that lead a fellow on.—New Orleans Times-Picayune. » * * Would Bo Iteul NCWH. One census report that should not be very long is that showing how many magazine solicitors ever go to college.—Tulsa World. * • • Is This News? "New War Started in China," says a headline. Didn't know they were through with the old one.—Williamsport Sun. ANNIVERSARIES KOUEUT SCOTT'S illUTJI. On June 6, 1868, Robert Scott, Arctic explorer, who led an expedition to the South pole by the longest continuous sledge journey ever made in the polar regions, was born in Uevonport, England. He entered the navy at the age of 14, and first attracted attention as a torpedo lieutenant of the H. M. S. Majestic, where his associations with Arctic explorers led to bis future career. In 11)01 he was placed in command of an antarctic expedition during which he discovered King Edward VII land and reached a latitude which was then a new "farthest south." Nino years later he set out in command of a new expedition for antarctic discovery. After a sledge journey of 1,812 miles Scott reached thu South pole Jan. 18, 1912, live weeks later than Amundsen. He found the latter's Norwegian flag and tent and carried away photographs of them. Some two months later, on the return journey, Scott and his entire party perished. Four days before he died Scott wrote this famous message to England: "I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen {•an endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great fortitude a.s ever in the past. . . . We have bi-en willing to give our lives for this enterprise, which is for the honor of our country." W HAT WSJ HAD jBBfiN doing at Franklin Forge oh that summer day I cannot recall. I remembe*, however, that a half dozen of us young chaps had been there when we met near the Fay house, located by the side of the road, a bevy of our girl friends going in the opposite direction. This residence had a sinister reputation and was not then Inhabited. It was almost within a stone's throw of the stone house In which the Saunterer was born. It was usually vacant. In truth a good many folks believed that the ghosts who inhabited the dwelling .were unwilling to have human companions and were in the habit of making things interesting for those who made the experiment of living there. At all events we boys just chanced ' to encounter a half dozen girls of our own ages who were traveling in the'direction of Franklin Forge while we were proceeding at a leisurely rate toward the town which was our home. As we'were schoolmates and Intimately acquainted, We stopped and engaged in a lively conversation. Finally the girls seemed unwilling to continue their journey and joined our homeward bound party. 4 I cannot now definitely recall the names of my comrades or our company with the exception of Anna Johnton and James Rhulo. Both are in the land of spirits, Comrade Rhule having given his life in defense of his country on Chancellorsville's gory field. It was about this time—perhaps a year earlier or later—that Donati's mammoth comet blazed in the western heavens of nights. It was a magnificent spectacle. When the comet disappeared below the western horizon In the evening its broad and slightly curving tail still spread across half of the heavens. This fanlike tail remained visible for a long time after the star to which it w^s attached had disappeared from view and was the mpst striking heavenly spectacle upon which the men and women and children of that generation had ever gazed. Nor has any thing like it ever appeared in the evening skies since, although we had a big comet in the early 80's that attracted much attention. Of course there was much talk about the significance of the comet's appearance, the prophets whose predictions remain the strongest in the Saunterer's memory were those who told us that this weird luminary was the forerunner and the prophet of an approaching war. Probably at the time these predictions made little impression upon the average mind, but when Civil war appeared some three years later the minds of many who were not specially superstitious reverted to the prediction to which they had listened while the comet was the centre of attraction and it was generally agreed that the superstitious prophets had been quite fortunate in their guesses. Singularly enough, the Saunterer does not recall a single impression derived from the comet of 1883. Worse yet, he does not remember seeing that luminary. It was in that year that he removed his family to Altoona after a dozen years service in the public schools of Hollidaysburg. He remembers the visitation received from Haley's comet and still smiles occasionally as he recalls the expressive and diminutive and reticent tail one morning a few days before it left our section of the universe for the unknown regions of space, regions in which it is probably having a truly glorious time. There is generally so much uniformity in those regions of space that the majority of us seldom give those immense sections of the universe a proper amount of our attention. The inhabitants of our cities have almost forgotten what the heavens are capable of showing them since the general introduction of electricity for illumination purposes. One night not long ago the Saunterer was fairly startled when he caught an unexpected glimpse of the moon. During his earlier years Madame Moon was a welcome visitor, especially on those nights when darkness would otherwise have ruled in villages and on rural roads. When the Saunterer first became a resident of this city and for many subsequent years he was a night worker. The rule then was for the street lamps to be extinguished nt 11 o'clock each night, regardless of the character of the weather. There were some decidedly unpleasant experiences in the business of getting home on a rainy morning. The winter v nights were seldom so bad because there was generally some snow on the streets and sidewalks and it was semi-visible on the darkest night. And yet, in spite of the opportunities for robbery and burglary the morals of the city were very good. The Saunterer is of the opinion that he has already spoken o£ a rather weird adventure which befell him on a certain dark night during his late boyhood. He was going home; rather late in the evening. Then; was no moon and even the stars wero hidden behind thick clouds. He was moving along at a reasonably rapid pace when all at once he ran directly into the rear end of a horse. The animal was quite as badly 1'righcned as he, and plunged violently. Fortunately it was not of the kicking variety and I escaped harm. Even since that eventful night I have been a warm partisan of illuminated sidewalks after nightfall. Well, we have many reasons for thankfulness over the disappearance of the night perils which were very much in evidence when today's old folks were mere youngsters. These are the good times, after all. W. H. S. YOU CAN TEH,. (Lire.) You can tell if the phone number you are calling is a private home or an office. If it's a private home, the parly who answers will say: "Wait just a. moment until I turn off the radio." DON'T HAl'PKN OFTKN". (Chicago Daily News.) The only time a horse gets frightened on the road nowadays is when he meets another horse. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY From the Mirror Files. Dr. James Craig of Huntingdon was appointed resident physician of the Altoona hospital. Robert P. Graham and Verl Goodman of Altoona graduated in engineering at Pennsylvania State college. Herbert Brubaker, a. Pennsy machinist, resigned to accept a position with the Baldwin Locomotive works in Philadelphia. Dickinson college conferred the honorary degree of master of arts upon J. Banks Kurtz, district attorney of Blair county. The Republican state convention nominated J. O. Sheet.! for state treasurer and endorsed Senator iliil- ander C. Kuox for the presidential nomination. By GRACE ». fefifttottf, I F YOU WANT to make friends with the birds, put a bird bath of two in your garden, and be sure to keep them filled with clean, fresh water dally. Then, when we have long, dry spells such as we have experienced this spring, you will have wings rushing and whirring down, about your yard, all day long; and the first exciting glimpse of a bird splashing a high spray of water Into the air, and drinking his fill of the water, will give way to the quiet satisfaction of seeing a bird or two enjoying this treat at almost every five minutes of the day. How the birds come to know about the places where bird baths are placed for their joy and comfort, I do not know. Their knowledge Is hard to understand. Perhaps they have a system of telegraphy which outruns even the famous moccasin trail of the far north; where, In the outposts of civilization, there was always someone of the swift-running Indians to carry the news from one post to another, and to acquaint men in the interior with what was going on in the outs^le world. So it Is with the birds. With pools and streams dried up from the heat, with no running water for miles, they very soon learn to know the homes that have provided for their refreshment; and out of the sky all day long they come, splashing in the baths from the flrst chill hours of dawn, through the long quiet hours of the day, up until the lute ending of the summer twilight after 8 6'clock. I cannot tell you the joy and happiness we get from these frequent visitors. The little creatures no longer fear us, but will fly right to the bird baths and start splashing, even though we may be working or resting quite close by. I like the style of our bird baths. They are sturdily .built of cement and the bowls slant towards the center, so that the birds may wade in to any depth. Friends of mine who have shallow bird baths suggested when they saw ours that they were too deep. But I have found that even the small birds like the deeper water best, and plunge right in when they arrive. The bowls should be scrubbed out daily, with a stiff scrub brush, and rinsed and filled with clean, fresh water. And the pleasure you will get out of caring for the welfare of the birds will more than repay you for the fe"W moment's care each day. We have one bath on a pedestal; one low on the ground, In a clump of shrubbery; and a tiny pool near the house, and all three are in constant use by the birds. The birds come in pairs, singly or in groups. Sometimes a wee song sparrow and a robin are enjoying the water together, neither one molesting the other. No city yard, however small, is too small for a bird bath. Try it and see. The birds will soon find it out and patronjze it daily. Don't you wonder, anyway, where the little creatures get the water every living thing needs for sustenance? I have seen them drinking out of muddy pools left In the street from the rain, and I have seen them taking a bath in water certainly unfit even for bird bathing, but It probably refreshed and cooled their little bodies. In the days before we had bird baths, I have known the birds to fly in and out of the spray from a garden hose, and seemingly enjoy it as much as a little child would. We have with us at least a pair of bluebirds. I do not know just where they have their nest, but many times during the day the male bird sings his buoyant song, perched on tree or shrub or post. Friday afternoon, after the hard cold windstorm, we found a staunchly-built robin's nest and two broken eggs, lying on the ground beneath one of the large Norway maple trees in the front yard. Seemingly the parent birds are not anxious and disturbed as they were when a cruel windstorm destroyed a nest and two little birdies, several years ago. Perhaps these parent birds are less emotional, and have wisely decided to try another nest in a safer place. It sometimes seems foolish to us humans the way the birds will build their nests way out or up in the delicate smaller limbs of a tree, instead of anchoring them in more secure limbs. But, on second thought, the birds are. wiser than we. How easy it would be for a marauding cat to get at a nest of birdlings if it were stationed on a sturdy limb. Cats cannot crawl along slender branches. And, when birds build on slender branches, they are reckoning without storms; just as we gardeners reckon without violent wind stroms and damaging frosts and prolonged droughts when we plant our garden plots. Folks who live on the outer fringe of the city, where there are more trees and less houses, are awakened many mornings before 4 o'clock — sometimes as early as 3—by the bursts of happy song that come from tho robins. Later on the thrushes take up the chunt; and in the afternoons frequently the sweet call of a quail .sounds its "Bob White" across tho meadows. Then, when evening brings cool shadows, the thrushes sing on the hill!), and the catbird breaks into a rich, varied melody that rings ecstatically through the air. And, beside all this beauty of song, and tho beauty of their slender graceful, gaily-plumaged bodies, think of the value these birds are to us in keeping down the hordes of Insect pests that threaten all the time and every where. QUOTATIONS "Where there are a thousand faiths we are likely to become skeptical of of them all."— Will Durant. "When boards get done talking about farm relief the farmers will do^ something about it."— Henry FoTo). "On one point American women are alike— they have a uniform desire to be different." — William Uer- hardi. "Modern women and their ideas are all right, but a butler really must preserve the family's best traditions."— Alice Duer Miller, author. «v itioi'ioiucNm M. (Bo.st.on Transcript. ) in a London house of 200 apartments a radio set has been installed to serve them all. Whether or not the tenants meet in convention to select the programs is not stated. REFLECTIONS W HEN WE HEAR MENTIONED the activities of submarines In the World war, we generally assume that it Is German submarines that are being spoken of; they were the ones that made the submarines a sign and a portent, at all events. But the Allies, likewise, had submarines and used them, and the fact Is worth remembering. A writer in the current Issue of World's Work, for Instance, reveals the fact that British submarines during the World-war sank 54 enemy naval vessels and 274 transports and supply ships. While this total does not, of course, compare with the German record, it is nevertheless impressive, considering that German ships seldom ventured far enough out at sea to be within the submarines' range. This writer also shows that 61 British submarines were lost. Fully a third of nil British sailors in submarine service lost their lives. The British submarine service, no less than the German, set a record for heroism and achievement during the warj Raymond Duncan, who goes about clad in Grecian robes and sandals as a means of expressing his disapproval of modern industrial civilization, drew a curious crowd when he went down to the battery In New York City the other day, dipped a bucket of salt water from the harbor and carried it home to make some salt as a gesture of sympathy for Mahatma Gandhi. Of practical, utilitarian value the stunt had nothing whatever. As a gesture it is probably very fine; but one doubts, somehow, If the whole thing will make very much impression anywhere. A New York newspaper Irreverently suggests that some Englishman now ought to distill a flask of alcohol from potato peelings and send it to some American scofflaw who is in jail for violating the prohibition laws;' and it is probable that Mr. Duncan's act will arouse more jocular comment of this nature than genuine sympathy for the famous Indian rebel. RIPPLING RHYMES MOVING A MOUNTAIN AN ILLINOIS CANDIDATE. (Detroit News.) Historical note: When Lincoln was elected to congress from Illinois his campaign expenses, paid by his party, were 75 cents. A VOICE FliOM OHECiON. (Portland Gregonlan.) New York night clubs were raided the other night. Haven't the authorities got a. nerve to try tiOforce the United States constitution on New York I THAT BODY^OF YOURS By JAS. AV. BARTON, M. D. Y OU ARE THRILLED FROM time to time as you read of an accident in which some unfortunate individual has lost so much blood that his very life is at stake, and Immediately a dozen relatives, friends, and even strangers are willing to give some of their blood in an effort to save his life. The blood of these volunteers is tested, and if suitable, one or more of them give a pint or a quart of blood. Blood is transfused from one person to another before or after a severe operation. However one of the uses of this transfusion of blood is not spoken of very often, and yet many lives have been .saved thereby. This is In a case where poison lias got into the system, such as inflammation of the intestine, meningitis, an appendix that lias burnt and allowed pus to get into abdomen. What is the effect of this puro fresh blood in these cases? The extra fluid gives the heart more blood to pump and thus a better blood pressure is maintained throughout all the blood vessels of the body, thus ensuring a good blood supply to all parts. However what is very interesting and most important is that this new fresh blood actually stimulates tho bone marrow to pour out more blood corpuscles. Further this new blood is rich in proteins (food such as meat and eggs) and it is this kind of food that is Nature's body builder, resisting wear and tear better than any other food. Thus the power of the blood to overcome poisons in the system really depends upon its richness and upon its ability to get more blood corpuscles from the bone marrow. However the point 1 want to make is that if your blood is thin, from loss of blood, undernourishment, or from use of a 'reducing diet' it may not be strong or rich enough to overcome an infection, that ronn.-s your way an infection that would not have 'taken hold' had your blood been in good condition. And the way to get rich blood is by the use of good loods- meals, eggs, milk, cream, ami vegetables, and spending as much time as possible outdoors. A daily walk means more oxygen needed for the system, ;uni not only is the blood thus puriiicd, but the exercise rids the blood of wastes which are really poisonoua to ths b/stem. The Nagging Wife By WALT MASON. N OW AND THEN A married woman, anxious to be understood, and to show that she Is human, tells her husband he's no good. She assures him he's a piker and a lemon and a fake; but It really Isn't like her, a disturbance thus to make. Having thus relieved her feelings she proceeds to do her chores, dusting down the handsome ceilings, scrubbing all the kitchen doors. Women will give way to passion, now and then when nerves are taut, and release, in smoking fashion, sundry things they long, have thought. And the husbands, understanding, do not mind the hurricane; "All these roasts they are out-handing will relieve the weary brain. Wives have much to struggle under, there is much they must endure, and perhaps in raising thunder there's a solace and a cure." But the wife who's always nagging takes the joy of life away, and her husband's soul is sagging 1 , and his life is bleak and gray. If she would get mad in season and assault him with a chair, he wquld understand her reason, it would cause him no despair. But she keeps on nagging, nagging in an acid voice and tart, with a zeal that is unflagging, and she breaks the poor man's heart. He can't do a bit of reading, he can't play the gramophone, but the lecture is proceeding in the same old bitter tone. She is nagging when he's praying, she is nagging when he sings, all the weary day she's saying all the same old grouchy things. And it sets his nerves a-qulver, and it makes his life a wreck, and he goes down to the river with a rock tied to his neck. Fished out from the water's fury, the old crowner holds a quest; says the sympathizing jury, "He is glad to be at rest." (Copyright, 1030, GCOFKO M. Adams.) IN HUMOROUS VEIN Customer (in drug store)—A mustard plaster. Drug Cleric (force of habit)—We're out of mustard; how about mayonnaise?—Judge "Oh, why was I ever brought up to be a writer?" sighed the cub to his fellow reporters. . "You weren't!" came the unexpected reply of tho city editor. Her Fiance—Would you like me better If I'd shave off my beard? His Fiance—By no means. £ accepted you on account of It. It makes you look so much like a dear little Skyo terrier that I lost.—Detroit News. "Well, my little man, do you go to school?" "Yes, sir." "Well, that's just fine! What do you like best about it?" "Vacations!" Parson Tenthly—And aren't there times when you feaj a longing for heaven? The Dear Sister—Goodness gracious, yes! And I haven't been married a year yet.—New Bedford Standard. "I see the census has brought out one tiling." "And what's that?" "Their blanks indicate Unit the husband Is head of the family."— Louisville Courier-Journal. ABE MARTIN By BUUCE CATION. W HEN PAUL THE APOSTLH was casting about in hU mind for a feat that could stand aa a symbol of the Impossible, he -hit upon the moving of a mountain. Tha faith that could move a mountain— that, to Paul, was the strongest ex. presslon possible. Were Paul alive today, however, h» would have to look for a new symbol. Not that our faith has progressed; hardly that, in an age of skeptics. But we can move mountains, at any rate. In Seattle there has been a mountain called Denny hill. To be sure, one has to stretch things a trifle to call it a mountain. But at any rate, it was a very high hill, covering some 90 acres of ground and towering about the tops of the office buildings. This mountain, or hill, was very much in Seattle's way. It loomed up on the edge of the business district and choked off the expansion that Seattle needed. So, a year ago, Seattle decided to get it out of the way. Steam shovels, long conveyor belts and a fleet of scows were put to work, and Denny hill began to crumble. By next fall this particular mountain will be no more. Reduced to mud and stones, It will be distributed all over the bottom of Puget sound. In its place will be a 90-acro tract of perfectly level ground, ready for new stores, office buildings, railway sta« tions, hotels and apartment houses* There isn't anything so very out of the way in this performance. Seattle doesn't seem greatly excited about it, and the job has not drawn much attention elsewhere. But thorn is something about it that strikes extremely romantic and highly sig flcant. Moving a mountain . . . just part of the day's work, to an American city; just as Chicago found it all part of tho day's work to make a river run uphill. The supposedly immutable forces of nature, then, are not immutable at all.. Tho world la not in the least fixed and unchangeable. Inanimate nature's long period of overlordship has ended. That is the sort of thing which this Seattle performance symbolizes. Americans have been criticized frequently for being .too obsessed with material values, with taking more delight in accomplishments in the woi^d of material things than in the intangibles of creative art. Well, why not? Isn't there something tremendously Important in thin conquest of nature? Isn't it rather momentous that men have discovered that tha physical world can be remade? Seattle's removal of a mountain is the sort of thing, really, that calla for poems of praise and jubilation. It is a thing to exult in. We are materialists—because we are triumphing over materialism. CURRENT_COMMENTS And tho chances are that tin treasury department will part with tin: prohibition bureau without much regret.—Lowell Evening Leader. Queer man! Place him where In has no Installment payments, no taxes, no loss on stocks, and still ho saws the bars to get out.—Buffalo Evening News. An insurance statistician sayj iiiDsl home accidents consist of folks. .slipping in the bathtub. Apparently rleiinliness Is next to clumsiness. Butte Daily Post. Capture of a Chicago man who charged $100 apiece for bombing restaurants and beer flats whose keepers refused to pay blackmail proves that such refusing is still dune.—Cleveland News. Bishop Cannon has been freed "ol charges of market speculation by his fellow churchmen. There is no evidence that the bishop's flier in this line wrecked Wall Street any. way.—Akron Beacon Journal. "i hope 1 won't be here when mrii fer high places are selected by thei appetites instead o' ther bruins," declared Tipton Bud today. One o' the commonest errors if thlnkin' we l(in tell a good thing when we see it. (CoiiyrlKht, John V. Dille Co.) lt().\l)S 11)10 BKAIJTY. (Wllllamsnort Him.) Organized efforts are being pul forth to prevent the spoliation of tha roadside beauties along a i;j-niila scenic highway in McKcaii county. This road's greatest, appeal is in the splendor of the country through whiclj it runs. The McKean County Motor club realizes this and it ha* succeeded in obtaining the cooperation of owners of roadside property in its efforts lo keep the n)ac j a thing of hcauty. In Centre county hundreds of rose hushes have beeil planted along state highway routes. Hod and white climbing roses hava been placed at intervals of 50 feet, in an informal planting scheme, where trees do not interfere. Trellises will be provided in time, and a highway of great beauty will "bo 'I'll.' .plan for planting Hie roses of I he House and York and the House of Lancaster on the highway route between York and Lancaster is well known, lied and while flowers, symbolizing the two cities, and going back to Knglish hi.story, will mak-j. this highway one of Hie notablo beauty routes in the east.

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